Employment Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

TAs pay approximately $11,500 annually and we prioritize graduate students for these positions—Masters students have two years of priority for placement; Doctoral students have four years of priority placement. The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Positions available

  • Cultural Studies 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • English 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Creative Writing 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Interdisciplinary Performance 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Visual Arts 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Art History 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Media Studies 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Spanish and World Literatures 100 & 200 Level Courses

GTA duties include the following:

  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Managing discussion periods
  • Teaching tutorials and/or lectures under supervision of faculty
  • Invigilation duties
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours
  • Estimated hours of work per term: 192

Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered full-time student in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess necessary educational qualifications
  • Priority is given to graduate students in FCCS

Salary:

  • GTA I – $35.41 per hour
  • GTA II – $34.11 per hour

Application deadline: April 30, 2022

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Graduate Marker

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered full-time in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess necessary educational qualifications
  • Priority is given to graduate students in FCCS

Positions available:

  • There are no positions at this time

Markers are paid $17.32 per hour.

Marker duties may include the following:

  • Attending lectures
  • Marking exams, tests or assignments which require only objective marking
  • Provide feedback to students as needed during a weekly office hour

Estimated hours of work:  6-12 per week

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time. 

The apply for marker positions, applicants are required to submit cover letter, statement of relevant experience and unofficial transcript as one pdf document.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Undergraduate TAs are paid $17.07 per hour. To be eligible for a UTA position, students must be registered in a bachelor degree and enrolled full-time studies (minimum 24 credits) at UBCO. Preference is given to students who are majoring in an FCCS program.

UTA duties may include the following:

  • Assist and supervise students during writing labs
  • Assist with marking quizzes
  • Attend selected class sessions
  • Attend meetings with the instructor
  • Invigilation duties during in-class and final exams
  • Assist students using Canvas
  • Meet with students during weekly office hours
  • Communicate with students through email
  • Assist with photocopying exams and other instructional materials, and in the preparation of study materials
  • Engage in professional development activities
  • Estimated hours of work: maximum 12 hours per week depending on workload.

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered in a bachelor’s program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess the necessary educational qualifications
  • Preference is given to students who have a major in an FCCS program

Positions available:

  • We are not accepting applications at this time.

Salary:

  • $17.82 per hour

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time


Undergraduate Marker

Undergraduate Markers are paid $16.52 per hour. To be eligible for a Marker position, students must be registered in a bachelor’s program at UBC Okanagan and posses the necessary educational qualifications.

Marker duties may include the following:

  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Helping facilitate discussions
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours
  • Assisting with the online learning environment.
  • Communicate with students through email.
  • ** MUST have basic knowledge the Internet, Word, Power Point, PDF documents, Canvas, etc.

Estimated hours of work:  6-12 per week

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time. 

The apply for marker positions, applicants are required to submit cover letter, statement of relevant experience and unofficial transcript as one pdf document to: fccs.ubco@ubc.ca.

Graduate Research Assistantships

RAs are employment opportunities for qualified students offered by faculty members with research grants and contracts. As a paid research assistant, graduate students assist their supervisor or other researchers in conducting high-level research, which often contributes to the student’s thesis or dissertation. RAs are not guaranteed because they follow the financial cycles of the supervisor’s external grants and contracts. There are no current positions posted.

Workstudy Job Opportunities in FCCS

Participating in the Work Study program can help you build the skills you’ll need to get you where you want to go.

Current positions

The equipment rental facilities offered by FCCS is recruiting a student to redesign the rental logging system. The inventory of audio and video gear has been managed through a rental program called GearSpace. The Media Technology Equipment Assistant will be tasked with creating a new structure for organizing this inventory, and creating specific rental packages of gear designed to work together for specific production types. This student will have the opportunity to receive training and learn hands-on about a wide variety of media equipment, old and new, and the related software programs needed to use them.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered full-time upper-level undergraduate or graduate student
  • The ideal candidate has a background in media studies, is comfortable using video and audio equipment, and is confident with editing software (Adobe or Final Cut Pro preferred).

Job Information

  • Hourly Wage: $18.68
  • Dates: May 1st to Aug 31st
  • Hours of Work: Total of 680 hours over the summer (max of 20/week)
  • Apply through the UBCO Job Board, Job/Project #: 825585

Application deadline: April 15, 2022

The UBC Okanagan Art Gallery seeks students to assist with the cataloging of the Permanent Art Collection in addition to providing administrative and programming support for the Galleries exhibition and collection activities. Students looking to gain professional experience within an arts organization can expect to develop skills in collections management, arts administration and public programming development. Students with an academic focus in fine arts, art history, or a related discipline are desired for this hands-on position. Successful candidates will work directly with the Curator and Curatorial Assistant in addition to artists and arts professionals from local cultural organizations and galleries.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered full-time upper-level undergraduate or graduate student with an academic focus in fine arts, art history or a related field.
  • The candidate should possess data entry skills, a strong attention to detail, and a demonstrated interest in visual art.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with previous work or volunteer experience within an art gallery, museum, or related cultural institution.
  • The candidate will work both independently and collaboratively to complete a range of tasks from collections management, to arts administration, to public programming development.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are desired as is public speaking skills in order to deliver educational tours.

Job Information

  • Hourly Wage: $18.00
  • Dates: May 1st to Aug 31st
  • Hours of Work: Total of 680 hours over the summer (max of 20/week)
  • Apply through the UBCO Job Board, Job/Project #: 825533

Application deadline: April 15, 2022

Workstudy

Working on campus is an excellent way for students to learn through doing, create strong connections within the UBC Community and develop professional skills required for life beyond their degree.

WORKSTUDY OPPORTUNITIES

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